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for tonight or tomorrow. >> i don't think it's going to be too bad this evening. if you are going out to dinner, grab the umbrella. you never know, especially with the pop up showers. we had a little bit of sunshine earlier this morning. that was covered by clouds moving in to the baltimore area. we got rain south of the city moving through, heavy showers at times. clouds are going to stick with us throughout the evening hours, atmosphere saturated. that chance of showers holding on strong for the evening and throughout the overnight. we will see showers as we lead in to your saturday. temperatures, grab the jacket. it's chilly, especially, we are spoild with the temperatures in the 70s and nearing 80, 50 at the inner harbor. 48 annapolis, off the coast, 52 cambridge. 47 dover. a chilly night, but we have some warm temperatures in store. we will show you that and more on the 7 day coming up.
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the odds are steep. you've heard the comparisons, you are likely to be hit by lightning, get in to a wreck. slim chances are not stopping a mad rush to get mega millions lottery tickets. brian kuebler is live with how the stakes got higher today. >> reporter: late this morning, mega millions announced the jackpot went up $100 million, to $640 million. that is not exactly a surprise if you've been to businesses that sell the tickets. millions of people in states including here in mailed are cashing in on a dream. the odds are more than just steep but it isn't stopping people taking a chance. >> we are going to get a new building for our shop. >> $50. $50. >> only one way to win and
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that's play. that's how we do it. >> reporter: the odds are technically 1 in 176 million. the baltimore orioles stand a better shot at winning the world seize than you do winning the jackpot. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> tough comparisons there. so what if you did win the mega millions, head to, under the featured stories section, we got a story about what to think about if you win the ticket. four baláimore city elementary school children face assault charges stemming from a playground fight nearly two weeks ago. the charges are so serious the officers took the kids out of school in handcuffs yesterday. investigators say the children, 3 year old girls and an 8-year- old boy forced a child to lie on a railroad track and held
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another kid's head under water. police need help solving a sexual assault in the pen lucy neighborhood. a woman said a masked man got inside her home around 11:00 and sexually assaulted her in her bedroom. she told police the man wore golf gloves and a black mask. she said it looked like a black hat with holes for eyes. anybody with information about the incident is asked to call police at 410-396-2076. arundel, the search is on after a brazen robbery and a giant grocery store parking lot. don harrison explains what happened. >> reporter: 26-year-old woman was assaulted in the parking lot of the giant food store in glen burnie. as she was trying to get in to her har, she was pushed down, she struggled and eventually he got her purse and left. police don't believe the robber was armed. no indication he had any weapon on him. he assaulted her, pushing her or kicking her from behind.
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she sustained minor injuries that didn't require medical attention. >> reporter: police don't think this is associated with other crimes in the area. >> it's isolated. disturbing any time you have a citizen assaulted in a manner such as this. >> reporter: it happened after 9:00. it was dark after the person pushed her down and took her purse, they fled on foot. >> kind of unusual, i shop here all the time. >> reporter: that was the reaction most people i talked with. some think it's a sign of the times. >> it's something to do with the economy. >> reporter: many never had to worry about surroundings in this giant parking lot. >> well, i usually never do that, i feel secure. now i'm going to have to kind of watch my back more. >> reporter: don harrison, abc2 news. if you saw something or have information, police want you to call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. a few tips to keep in mind while you are shopping, stay alert to your surroundings and
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the people around you. shop with a friend if you can. there is safety in numbers. avoid carrying large amounts of cash and consider paying for purchases with a check, credit card or debit card and don't overburden yourself with too many packages because you are making yourself an easy target for a thief. virginia tech did not violate law in response to the campus massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007. the judge dismissed a $55,000 fine leveed against the school by the u.s. department of education. at issue was whether the school waited too long to alert the campus of a safety threat after two students were killed in a dorm. the ruling goes against the department of education's finding that they violated the clearry act. two men accused of robbing a couple last weekend, the charges have been dropped. the evidence was revealed.
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the confirmation of an alibi raised confirms about the witness id. all charges have been dropped. a serious crash during the morning rush hour sent five people including two young children to the hospital. it happened along liberty in western baltimore county, roosevelt leftwich joins us with more on what happened. >> that crash happened at the intersection of morris chapel and liberty near the carroll county line. among those taken to the hospital, a 3 year old and an 18-month old with serious injuries. one adult was take within life threatening injuries. the driver of a ford expedition turned left in to the path of an on coming dump truck. it trapped all five passengers inside. it took rescue crews 20 minutes to free everyone. the drive of the dump truck didn't need to go to the hospital. investigators are looking in the crash. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news.
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we want to warn you, video for the next story the difficult to watch. it was posted by a maryland rescue group and sparked investigation in to an animal auction hundreds of miles away. angels out of westminster posted this, showing two horses sold by a new mexico auction company. one was severely e maceuated and other injured and pawing at the ground. the livestock board is looking at the owner of the company. a bill to help develop offshore wind farm is on its way to the senate. the house of delegates approved the bill, a priority of sorts for governor martin o'malley. utility customers would pay $1.50 if wind turbines are developed. supporters say the bill is changed from the ones that failed last year with developers taking alarmer share of the risk. -- taking a larger share of the risk. bus driver get paid to keep kids safe. what one did to protect 11 children likely saved their
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lives. we will show you the steps one driver took to escape a deadly tornado. he is the man at the center of outrage. we will hear from george zimmerman's brother who says trayvon martin's killing was in self defense. two soccer teams are playing this weekend. when you can get tickets, coming up.
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as they try to clean up from twisters in indiana, a world is learning about a school bus driver keeping kids safe and calm. she saw the tornado while driving her bus with 11 children on board, her quick thinking got them to safety just before the bus got tossed around. michael has a video of the
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heart pounding race against mother nature. >> reporter: it's 3:15 p.m., march 27ened, storm sirens are whaling , the 36,000-pound school intuse no match for the tornado. debris flying, lightning flashing, watch how the bus moves across the parking lot, slams in to a car, and then is lifted and carried across the road crashing in to a diner. the bus microphone picking up the sound of glass breaking inside the restaurant. on this bus, 13 minutes earlier, 11 children heading home, dismissed early because of the threat of severe weather. the driver reassures them. angel perry , the bus driver, scrambling to find a place to take cover. as the skies darken the chatter increases on the bus and the radio.
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you can hear perry as she makes her decision to turn the bus around. the bus now a minute and a half from the school. perry is anxious but has calm instructions for her precious cargo.
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the bus pulls up to the school. >> everybody stay together. all together. right now, go, go, go. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, come on, eleven, go, go. >> three minutes later, perry's cell phone still in the driver's seat , the bus is blown away. >> wow, powerful story there. in colorado authorities are looking in to problems with wild fire, notification system. people who signed up to get the warnings claim they never got one. the sheriff's department says some people likely hung up because of the pause that proceeds the phone message or phones may have been busy. the company says it worked as it should. now, maryland's most
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powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> it's unfortunate about the colorado wild fires, they won't see rain. a slight chance on tuesday. that's it. they need help out there. we didn't get help prom the sunshine today. we stuck with the clouds all through the day today. here is a look at your inner harbor right there. it is cloudy, overcast skies. a little piece of blue. mainly those overcast skies stuck. 50 degrees at the inner harbor. these temperatures holding steady, they are going to drop just a little bit and going to raise during the overnight hours as the warm front moves to the north. this evening, we will slip in to the 40s for the evening hours, if you are headed out as i said, grab the umbrella. you want to keep it handy, we will see a chance of a shower later on through the evening and then also throughout the overnight hours. see showers earlier this morning, south of baltimore
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city, those clouds hanging on, more showers off to the north and west of us. see the showers right now, coming across southern portions of north carolina, also in to south carolina, mainly those are going to move to the northeast. what is going to happen here, this line trailing right there, it's kind of what we call training. it's going to grow a little bit as it moves to the east and warm atmosphere, above. we are going to see the chance of rain increase during the overnight hours. here is a look at the future trend. see it , the clouds sticking with us. here is a little bit of rain at 11:00, midnight tonight and as we go through saturday morning, we hold onto the chance of rain, we hold onto the clouds, too. the clouds will stick with us through the evening hours and then they finally clear out late evening hours, plenty of sunshine, as we head in to your sunday. another little piece of energy is going to slip through sunday night. just a slight chance of showers on sunday night. monday, looks beautiful. 47 for the overnight.
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clouds and temperatures rising during the overnight hours. we got the showers during the overnight hours. they will continue in to the first part of your saturday. clouds through saturday afternoon and evening. 58 the daytime high. clouds will gradually decrease, we will have clearing as we start the drying out process tomorrow night. overnight temperatures, 39 degrees. i expect patchy fog in areas. be mindful of that or patchy frost. we will have fog, too. patchy frost around the area, monday 67, plenty of sunshine, through tuesday, you see that we have 70, we have a chance of thunderstorms on tuesday. wednesday, partly cloudy skies and then thursday and friday , the high pressure sticking, temperatures drop. lower 60s tonight. another chill shock to the system as temperatures slip a little bit. we are still in just the beginning stages of spring. ly take it flowers bloomed. >> we only have to tough it out a couple of days. we will pretend this week
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didn't happen. >> do you know how to cook? >> can i not bake. i can cook. >> they could use you on a reality show, a new one. calling all students that are good in the kitchen, chef connie johnson is putting together a reality series cooking show. she is searching for six outstanding students for casting chef angels. we featured chef johnson in september during the making a difference segment. she is recognized for creating a healthy cooking initiative at calvin rodwell elementary in northwest baltimore. the casting call is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on hills dale in baltimore. they need boys and girls ages 13-14 years old with a interest in culinary arts. two of the most popular soccer times in the world will be squaring off at mt bank stadium. the ravens, announced they will
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play a preseason game saturday july 28th at 1:00 p.m. the game takes place hours before the orioles play oakland at camden yards. this is the third time in fours year a major international game will be played at mt. tickets on sale tuesday morning. moms, dads, doctors and coaches, some of the people looking out for ways to keep kids safe from concussions. but it's an 8th grader who has come up with an idea. plastic bottles and food conditions, concerns about bpa and what is happening in the final decision. 3q
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tonight, today the supreme court justices met for an initial vote on the affordable health care act. they will assign who will write opinions on the case which will be shared between justices, which could change some minds before the official ruling comes down. the justices listened to three days of oral arguments and read thousands of papers of legal papers on the issue. a ruling expected before the court ends the current term. the number of concussions especially in young athletes continues to rise. one minnesota middle school student is trying to change that. 4-year-old robert, of rochester trying to find a way to reduce the impact that happens when a baseball hits a baseball helmet. he built a device to test helmets and measure the force of the baseball. he found a solution that worked. >> one of the designs was a two metal bumpers on the outside of the helmet. that reduced the impact. >> it could reduce concussions.
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his project won the state science fair in minnesota. it's about more of a real life application he wants to help athletes. we created a resource guide op our website, that's deposit everything you need to know about concussions, how to prevent them and what to do. heads to the fda ruled on the controversial chemical, bpa, it rejected a petition from environmentalists to ban the plastic hardening chemical from food and drink packaging including plastic bottles and canned food. fda says there wasn't compelling scientific information. smoking ads maybe paying off, calls to a trowel fee number to help people kick the habit doubled since the ads started running. clicks on the smoke free .gov website tripled.
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the 12 week $54 million campaign is the first national anti smoking effort and features graphic images of people who developed cancer and other illnesses from smoking. action of his brother sparked national outrage. how george zimmerman's brother is coming to his defense.
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up to the minute on the top stories, four city elementary school kids face assault charges after a playground fight nearly two weeks ago. city police say the kids three nine year old girls and an eight-year-old boy forced one child to lie down on a railroad
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track and held another child under water. a fire put five people in the hospital. a 3 year old and 18-month-old suffered injuries, one adult had life threatening injuries. two adults were hospitalized as well. investigators say the driver of a ford expedition turned left in to the path of an on coming dump truck causing the expedition to roll over and trap all five passengers. this is incredibly difficult video to watch. a maryland based rescue group posted video of two horses sold by a new mexico auction company. one was severely emaciated and other injured and pawing at the ground. the livestock board is looking at the owner of the company. clouds hovering above the inner harbor. loren is in the storm center with a look at the first forecast. >> we have to wait until the
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workweek. satellite and radar showing the clouds hanging tough as we continue throughout the evening hours. spots of light rain showers, i'm expecting more through late evening, mainly towards midnight tonight and throughout the overnight hours we will see the rain settling in to the area. 50 now at the inner harbor. 48 annapolis. 50 frederick and hagerstown. temperatures in the 50s all the way around. they will drop just a little bit before they start to make their way back up in to the 50s during the overnight hours. they will rise during the overnight hours. overnight temperature low, 47, will hit that early and temperatures will come back up through the 50s. showers overnight, sticking with us through saturday. how long can they the stick with us through the weekend? we will have the answer in a few minutes. one of your stops maybe to pick up a mega millions lottery ticket. hordes of people are doing the same thing, bumping up, record hijack pot and taking it hi


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